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November 10, 2017

X-Forces announces Tesco as advocate of Big Business supporting Small Business campaign

X-Forces has today announced that the retailer Tesco has signed up to become an Advocate of its Big Business supporting Small Business Campaign. X-Forces is the […]
October 26, 2017

X-Forces Launches Bespoke Workshops for Military Spouses with Support from Armed Forces Covenant Grant

X-Forces are proud to be an award-winning social enterprise which supports business start-up learning, funding, mentoring and on-going support for our military community. We are delighted […]
October 26, 2017

X-Forces, Gareth John Vouches for Entrepreneurial Education

In 2014, Gareth John left the army after seven years in the Royal Engineers (with five years’ service in the Reserves prior to that). Initially intending […]
October 20, 2017

RecruitME Co-Founders Take on New X-Forces Ambassador Role for the East Midlands

Just two short years ago, the East Midlands saw the launch of what has become a multi-award winning recruitment consultancy, RecruitME. Howard Rudder, former member of […]
October 17, 2017

James Lawrence of Ex-MilitaryCareers.com is New X-Forces London Ambassador

James Lawrence, former British Army infantry soldier and co-founder of Ex-MilitaryCareers.com, has officially signed up to be an X-Forces Ambassador for London. Ex-Military Careers’ partnership with […]
October 16, 2017

Sir Michael Fallon, Secretary of State for Defence and Lord Young support the celebrations as X-Forces Help Over 1000 Military Entrepreneurs

Sir Michael Fallon, Secretary of State for Defence offered his support as X-Forces celebrated their 4th Anniversary at HQS Wellington, bringing big business, charity and government […]
October 11, 2017

Curzon & Company Partnership Announcement

We are delighted to have today announced our partnership with Curzon & Company Curzon & Company, an award-winning London-based strategy & transformation consultancy. The partnership was officially […]
October 9, 2017

X-Forces Receives Gold Award from HRH Prince Harry and the Secretary of State for Defence!

Tonight X-Forces are honoured to receive the Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award from HRH Prince Harry and Secretary of State for Defence, Sir Michael Fallon for […]
October 4, 2017

Richard Tucker MBE Joins X-Forces Entrepreneurs and Partners at Celebration

X-Forces are delighted to be in the North East this evening joined by our North East Ambassador, Richard Tucker MBE and a number of our X-Forces […]
September 19, 2017

Why are Members of the Armed Forces Successful Entrepreneurs?

Resilience, ambition, leadership, persistence, teamwork, organization, courage – all words and characteristics that come to mind when thinking of our armed forces. The brave men and […]
September 13, 2017

Ren Kapur MBE, Meets Minister for Defence People – Collaboration in the Armed Forces Community

On Monday, September 11, X-Force’s CEO, Ren Kapur MBE, joined the Minister for Defence People and Veterans, Tobias Ellwood for a charity networking breakfast. Ren along […]
August 8, 2017

Secretary of State for Defence announces X-Forces Gold Award Winners

The Ministry of Defence today announced the new winners of the Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Awards, its highest badge of honour for organisations which have signed […]
July 26, 2017

Take part in our self-employment research project

The motivations and experiences of ex-Service personnel, Reservists and military spouses in self-employment have been historically under-researched. That’s why Forces in Mind Trust commissioned Warwick Institute […]
July 21, 2017
Photo of 2017 Soldiering On Awards winners

X-Forces Business Awards categories open for nominations!

We are pleased to announce that the X-Forces Business Awards categories, as part of the prestigious Soldiering On Awards, are now open for nominations. The Soldiering […]
July 11, 2017
Lee Harris-Hamer, wife Brogan and son Reggie

X-Forces reaches milestone: 1,000 small military businesses supported!

X-Forces is proud to announce that it has officially broken another glass ceiling, having supported 1,000 entrepreneurs, and lent over £9M in seed capital to help […]
June 27, 2017

Secretary of State, Sir Michael Fallon, Earl Howe, and Lord Dannatt support Soldiering On Awards

The launch of the 2018 Soldiering on Awards, took place at the Ministry of Defence on Thursday 15 June 2017. The event was sponsored by Thales, […]
June 26, 2017
Supporters holding up Armed Forces Day flag

Big and Small Businesses Celebrate Armed Forces’ Entrepreneurs in Liverpool

On 23 June, X-Forces brought together start-up businesses and large national organisations in Liverpool to celebrate entrepreneurship within the Armed Forces community, locally and nationally. The […]
June 20, 2017
Image of army officer outside a house and Veteran's Gateway logo

X-Forces joins key military charities as an expert partner for Veterans’ Gateway

X-Forces is pleased to announce that it is to be an expert partner in the new Veterans’ Gateway service. The Gateway promises to be the first […]
June 16, 2017

Armed Forces Organisations Join Forces to Celebrate the Best in Business!

In 2016, RAF veteran Steve arrived for the first day of a Business Experience programme hoping to turn his part-time massage work into a business he […]
June 12, 2017

Preparing for business with ICAEW and X-Forces

Part 1: The Business Plan By Clive Lewis, ICAEW, in conjunction with X-Forces A new series of articles – courtesy of X-Forces, in conjunction with the […]
May 19, 2017

Traditional vs Digital Marketing

  For many small businesses choosing the right strategy for marketing can often be a big headache, not knowing which form will be best for their […]
May 17, 2017

Big Business is Getting Behind Military-owned Start-ups and Scale-ups in the UK

It’s not often that a small business owner gets to meet the Managing Director of a FTSE250 who could turn out to be a potential client, […]
May 5, 2017

ICAEW and X-Forces Business Advice Series – Taxation of Limited Companies

One of the first decisions a start-up business must make is what business format to trade under. There are three basic formats sole trader, limited company […]
May 3, 2017

X-Forces’ Chairman and Award-winning Leadership Consultant, Martin Wing joins X-Forces Executive Management Team

On Thursday 27th April, X-Forces’ Chairman, Martin Wing, was amongst the project leadership team awarded the Management Consultancies Association (MCA) prestigious Project of the Year Award. […]
April 7, 2017

Taking over an Existing Business

Are you thinking about self-employment but don’t necessarily want to take on the risks associated with starting a completely new business? Whilst going self-employed can involve […]
April 5, 2017

ICAEW and X-Forces Business Advice Series: How do I monitor the progress of my business?

Identify the Profit or Loss Many businesses do not have adequate systems for identifying the profitability of different products and services, or even by the business […]
March 31, 2017

RecruitME Celebrate 2nd Birthday

RecruitME was founded as a start-up in 2015 by friends and veterans, Chris Buck (front middle) and Howard Rudder (front left). In the 2 years they […]
March 29, 2017

X-Forces Wins Soldiering On Business Enterprise Award!

National Recognition at the Soldiering On Awards 2017 On Friday 24th March, X-Forces was delighted to join members of the Armed Forces, past and present, and those […]
March 22, 2017

ASCA

With a background in the Royal Air Force Fire and Rescue Services, Shaun has a history of dealing with traumatic situations. Now going in to business […]
March 17, 2017

X-Forces Visits Blind Veterans UK

Having had another successful week in Brighton visiting Blind Veterans UK, we have had the pleasure of meeting some very inspirational people. We have been lucky […]
March 15, 2017

Digital Marketing

Digital marketing is primarily defined as the marketing of a product/service to a consumer using a digital medium. The marketing effort can take many forms and […]
March 8, 2017

ICAEW and X-Forces Business Advice Series: Financing Exports

For exporters the longer lead times between providing the goods or services and getting paid can present particular financial problems. There are a range of alternative […]
March 1, 2017

Should I get premises for my new startup?

Deciding to not have fixed premises can be daunting. You may worry that without fixed premises, your business may not seem as professional or that customers […]
February 14, 2017

Valentine’s Blog: Partners in Business!

X-Forces has supported several couples to launch their business ventures together! Hear why they love working together! Tree, Two, One – Cornwall “My Husband & I […]
February 8, 2017

Thinking of buying a franchise?

What is a franchise? When you are buying a franchise, you are buying the right to run a smaller, similar, version of an established business model […]
February 5, 2017

ICAEW and X-Forces Business Advice Series: Managing Cash Flow

 Why is cash flow important? Most businesses are funded with cash from the proprietor, which is sufficient until the business starts growing. Problems often start when […]
January 27, 2017

Meet the Entrepreneurs Part 2!

Find out more about 2 of the #XFSuccess businesses who we met last week!   Dorking Brewery Neel, Royal Navy Reserve from Surrey Neel Singh, 35, […]
January 27, 2017

Top Marketing Tips for Tradesmen

As a tradesman it can often feel difficult to execute on marketing activities when you are always on the move and working away from an office. […]
January 26, 2017

Meet the Entrepreneurs

Last week X-Forces were joined by five entrepreneurs that we have supported since our launch in 2013. These business owners come from varying Armed Forces backgrounds, […]
January 20, 2017

X-Forces Renew their Pledges to Support the Armed Forces Community

Today X-Forces will be renewing their pledges to support the Armed Forces community above and beyond business as usual, by resigning the Armed forces Covenant at […]

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